BOOTMGR IS MISSING PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART : Windows 2008 sp2
Hi, I am having Windows 2008 Server std Sp2. Getting the following error "BOOTMGR IS MISSING PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART". I tried to repair using the command prompt with startrep.exe and sfc /scannow Tried the follwoing after booting up from Windows 2008 svr Std CD -> X:\Sources\Recovery\startrep.exe Change the drive to C: instead of X: and the following -> C:\windows\system32\sfc /scannow Any other suggestion. This is an urgent request. Thaks in Advance. Michael.
June 21st, 2011 8:12pm
Hi Michael, Do you have tried to use Startup repair tool through Windows 2008 Server CD boot ? Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 System Will NOT Boot After Making Changes To Boot Manager Using BCDEdit http://blogs.technet.com/b/danstolts/archive/2009/10/03/server-2008-r2-or-windows-7-system-will-not-boot-after-making-changes-to-boot-manager-using-bcdedit.aspx Brent Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
June 21st, 2011 9:42pm
Hi Brent, I am having Windows 2008 Server std Sp2 cd given from HP and for that doesn't have the 5 options you have mentioned in the picture. It has got only last 3 options [System Image recovery, Windows memory diagnostics and Command prompt] and I am using the Command prompt option to run the commands I mentioned int he post. I am using Windows Server 2008 SP2 and not Windows server 2008 R2 Please advise whether the Windows 2008 STD server software downloaded from the Microsoft Volume licensing Centre will have all the 5 - options you have mentioned in the picture. Thanks, Michael.
June 21st, 2011 11:13pm
Hi Michael, >It has got only last 3 options [System Image recovery, Windows memory diagnostics and Command prompt] and I am using the Command prompt option to run the commands I mentioned int he post. >Please advise whether the Windows 2008 STD server software downloaded from the Microsoft Volume licensing Centre will have all the 5 - options you have mentioned in the picture. Startup Repair and System Restore options have been removed in the Windows PE of Windows Server 2008 which is by design. See Startup Repair not available. You have to check whether there a hidden boot partition. (ie. A partition with no drive letter assigned to it). A lot of OEM's will create a small hidden boot partition. So check in Dislkpart. and if there is one, make this partition active. Some people mistakenly make their C: partition active when no bootmgr is present on this volume. Boot from DVD, and enter the recovery command prompt Diskpart List Disk Select Disk 0 List Partition (look for small partition possibly around 100MB ususlly partition 1) Select Partition 1 active exit reboot For more information about troubleshooting BOOTMGR is mssing, you can see below: Windows Server 2008 SP2 will not boot http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-AU/winservergen/thread/03c00e46-81d6-463b-8eed-3c2288dce90e How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392Brent Hu Forum Support Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 26th, 2011 11:06pm